The town’s seafront landscape with the iconic lighthouse poking its head above the rooftops has remained unchanged over the years and evokes the simple seaside pleasures of a bygone age. The Adnams brewery goes from strength to strength and the welcoming pubs are all within walking distance of each other.
If one picture on a postcard could sum up an idyllic English Seaside destination it would have to be Southwold Pier. This pillared walkway has a magnetic attraction and something for everyone to enjoy! There’s so much to do a whole day can drift by while you walk the planks and explore this historic icon.
There is a Ferry from Southwold to Walberswick from Easter to October. Fare £1 per person dogs welcome and free of charge.
If you have had enough of fish and chips the Little Fish and Chip shop sells fresh fish daily.
Known for their heavy drinking when not at sea, the Sailors’ Reading Room was built in 1864 in an attempt to encourage Christian ideals and keep sailors from the many pubs of Southwold. Now, it’s a fascinating
sea-faring museum focused on Southwold’s maritime history.
Climb to the top of the lighthouse and take in the informative tour it runs from Easter to October
If you fancy a cup of tea and slice of home-made cake right on the beach visit Suzies’ beach café, a Southwold institution found at the bottom of the steps below the Sailor’s Reading Room.
The Swan Hotel are undertaking a period of major refurbishments next year in January until May/June 2017, so the hotel will be closed while works take place but will re-open refreshed for its next 350 years!
The perfect place for a pint of Adnams and a plate of fish and chips, great atmosphere, especially when the fire blazes out in the winter months, dog friendly. Adnams’ Farmers Market The weekly farmers market takes place every Friday from 9am- 12.30pm in the courtyard of Adnams Cellar & Kitchen Store.
To complete the Southwold experience why not rent a beach hut, they cost from £25 a day
Grab a takeaway from this unique artisan bakery-café and head for the beach.
The weekly farmers market takes place every Friday from 9am- 12.30pm in the courtyard of Adnams Cellar & Kitchen Store.